Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



Subway Restaurant

Address:508 Portage Avenue
Use:Subway Restaurant
Original Use:Offices/ Retail
Other Work:1958, Interior alterations
1965, Alterations to the basement
1965, Vault installed
1987 and 1988, Interior alterations
Engineers:Cowin & Co. Ltd. (Foundation)
Vulcan Iron & Engineering Ltd. (Structural)
Contractors:F. Bodnarchuk

Design Characteristics

  • Plan area: 5,296 sq. ft. (492 sq. m)
  • Gross floor area: 13,166 sq. ft. (1,223.12 sq. m)
  • Foundation and basement constructed with concrete footings, 12-inch reinforced concrete basement walls and a 4-inch concrete basement floor
  • Superstructure constructed with 12" by 12" laminated beams and 12" by 12" joists for first and second floors
  • Exterior constructed with plate-glass front set in wood surrounds with ceramic tile at the base, brick facing on east and south elevations
  • Recessed entrance with rounded corners

Locations of Supporting Information

  • City of Winnipeg Archives